Pasadena City Employee Receives International Award for Excellence in Public Works Administration

Published : Monday, August 27, 2018 | 3:11 PM

Florinda O. Langilotti, Operations Manager, City of Pasadena, has received the Professional Manager of the Year Award – Administrative Management from the American Public Works Association (APWA).

APWA’s Professional Manager of the Year Award in Administrative Management seeks to recognize outstanding achievement in the area of administration within a public works department and to inspire excellence and dedication in the public sector by recognizing the outstanding career service achievements of administrative professionals.

Langilotti has been with the City of Pasadena for 17 years and is the Operations Manager for the Department of Public Works. Her extensive experience in her various managerial administrative positions throughout Southern California prepared her to be an asset to the city. She now oversees 69 full-time employees and an operating budget of approximately $20.7 million.

Langilotti has developed and implemented an organizational-wide centralized fleet replacement program, developed and implemented a computerized maintenance management system (Lucity), and conducted a comprehensive maintenance optimization study. She has also led building automation upgrades and helped facilitate coordination of the staff to support the Rose Bowl. She further implemented a number of recommendations from the maintenance optimization study to improve maintenance operations and reduced the Fleet Maintenance Division overtime by 172% over the past four years. Langilotti has also implemented major construction upgrades to the Citywide Compressed Natural Gas fueling station.

The APWA presented the award to Langilotti at the APWA National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri on August 27, 2018 and will be recognized by the Local Southern California APWA Chapter President at the Pasadena City Council meeting on September 24, 2018.

For more information about APWA’s awards program, contact Rhonda Wilhite, Awards & Chapter Relations Associate, at (816) 595-5261 or For APWA media queries, contact Jared Shilhanek, Sr. Marketing & Communications Manager, at (816) 595-5257 or








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